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Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

1 dozen

My mother-in-law has been a great inspiration to me in the kitchen. These fruity muffins are often part of our Sunday dinner menu. —Iris Linkletter, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In another small bowl, whisk the egg, milk, brown sugar, butter, lemon zest and almond extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Spoon half of the batter into greased muffin cups. Top each with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon jam. Top with remaining batter.
  3. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 247 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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